What are nasal polyps?
Nasal polyps (grape like swelling that occur in the nose and sinuses) are your noses reaction to significant inflammation.  They are an indication of significant inflammation and are rarely the primary cause of your sinus condition.  More commonly, the polyps result from the inflammation that has combined from the lack of adequate sinus drainage due to anatomy, allergy and the bacterial infection that cannot resolve due to the swelling.  There are some people that even when the anatomy has been corrected and allergy is under control, their nose will still form polyps.  These peoples noses have a baseline level of inflammation that is high enough to form polyps even without the addition of other factors.

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